December 2016 Ministry Update

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Serving the Chinese People. In the month of October, I had the privilege of traveling to China to serve with one of our mission partners. I was so blessed to see him serve in his ministry. I was given the opportunity to speak to his people and staff on different occasions. The main purpose of this trip was to coordinate our plans for a Spring 2017 Leadership Summit. I am excited that Chinese leaders will be attending.

Please pray for the opportunities to serve the Chinese believers. God has done an amazing work despite the limitations of freedom. I would dare say that because of the limitation of freedoms, that Chinese Christians have grown and matured more rapidly.

Youth Outreach Through Basketball. For the last several months, we’ve been reaching out to the youths in our nearby community. Every Friday we connect with them through basketball. The Lord has allowed us to see many of these boys come to visit our church. Please pray for open doors to minister and share the Gospel. Most of these boys have never been to church. 

Pray for: Noven, Wayne, Jimmy, Andy, Aloysius, Jing Jie, Wei Ming, Zhen Zhi, Kogan, Alphonse, Maxine, and Mex.

New House Church in Nepal. Our team in Nepal continues to do an amazing job serving the Nepalese people.  We are thankful for the many opportunities to share the Gospel. In the last quarter, our students and Nepal team started three new home Bible studies. Hanson is pictured above with a family that recently invited us to start a new chapel in their home. Please pray that these home churches can help to grow these believers in the Lord.  

Because of the generosity of our mission partners, the Lord used you to help fund transportation for our ministry in Nepal. We were able to purchase a scooter and a motorcycle so that the team can travel to nearby villages to serve the communities.

Urgent Prayer Requests. Our paperwork to continue working and living in Singapore is currently pending an approval. We expect to hear back with a final answer very soon. Our continued ability to serve the Singaporean people is contigent upon this approval. Likewise, the registration of our church is within the same pending status.

Prayer Requests: 

  1. Biggest Prayer Request: Church registration process for SG government to approve. We are close!
  2. Salvations: Calvin, Kelvin, Zizi, Selva, Yap, Jacqueline, See Tong
  3. Wisdom for USA Furlough Considerations

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chanthachhimDecember 2016 Ministry Update

30 Comments on “December 2016 Ministry Update”

  1. Brian and Sarai Arnberg

    We just received your newsletter. You will be in our daily prayers.

  2. chanthachhim

    Thank you so very much Sarai. Lord bless you. This means so much! We beleive that God will answer these requests because of the faithful prayers of His people.

  3. Carol Schlegel

    I will continue to pray that God will answer your prayers according to His Will. He is an awesome God and will provide whatever we need. I go to Lancaster Baptist Church, Lancaster CA, Pastor Paul Chappell and we have high school Chinese exchange students attending school here. They were not saved when they come, but God is good and we have had a few of the Chinese students access the Lord as they Savior and are not going through discipleship. What a blessing. So you see, God will take care of you too. Just complete TRUST IN HIS PROVIDENCE. Peace and Joy of Christ be with you all.

  4. robert & stephanie chow

    Dear Chanthachhim and family: We will pray for your wonderful blessed work in Singapore. Pray God will use you fully wherever the need, protection, and strengthen your faith until his return. God bless you all and have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Love in Christ, Robert and Stephanie Chow

  5. Ricky Tippett

    Just wanted you to know that we love you and appreciate what you are doing. Christmas time can be tough in some ways that most take for granted. Having had a daughter and son-in-law in Honduras on the mission field for a good number of years, we know it. May the Lord be especially near and dear to you this Christmas as you make eternal differences in the lives of people for His glory. What a Gift our Father gave us 2,000 years ago in Bethlehem. Press on; never quit.

  6. Bridgett

    Praying for you and your ministry! Praise God for the great things He is doing!! We love you and count it a privilege to give and to pray for the people you are reaching!! Praying for your SG registration!

  7. S Snider

    Lord, please meet the need for Chantha with respect to the government approval. Please show him favor so Your work can continue and people can hear the Gospel. Thank you Lord for Your many blessings on this ministry. I praise You for what has been accomplished and pray that You would do exceeding, abundant above all we could think or ask. In Christ’s Name and for His glory. Amen.

  8. Xiomara Rodriguez

    I was move to tears when I saw the bikes for the ministry in Nepal
    I am dayli praying for you and your family!!!
    God will bring the documents for the church
    A big blessing is on the way 🙂

  9. Eric

    We love you and your family very much. Your Gospel Light family is praying for these urgent needs.

  10. Carie

    Thank you for the update! I always enjoy reading about what God is doing in Southeast Asia. Praying for you, your family, and your church that you get your visa’s approved and that the church gets registered. Hope your family has a merry Christmas! All of us at Gospel Light love you!

  11. Bobbi Tafoya

    Hello Chhim’s,
    We will continue to pray for you, your family and your ministry, especially for the approvals to stay and registration of Crosslight. Your prayer card is on the dining room wall along with Tim Trieber, Ryan and the Stensaas in Uganda. I am in awe at how God is using you and your family and look forward to your newsletters and emails. We love you and will pray more fervently, I promise.

    -Bobbi, Robert and Phyllis

  12. Patrick Culley

    Hi Brother Chantha: At our Wednesday prayer meeting at West Valley BC (Pastor Evertson) tonight we put your urgent request on our church prayer list. Trusting that was fine to do so. So many good things going on with the ministry in Singapore-PTL! On the basketball outreach that is terrific. As you know my wife is a basketball fan (GS Warriors). Anyway, do you want her to have Steph Curry come for a basketball camp/outreach? Kidding of course. It’s an awesome thought though. Praying for you, and your family. So glad to hear thatMelody got married, and they plan to come to serve with you there in Singapore. God is good. Talk late r Brother. Keep us informed on your furlough. We’ll pray on that to. Brother Culley

  13. Jacqueline Slate

    Chhim Family,
    Thank you for the update. So glad to hear the ministry in Nepal now has transportation. That has been a prayer of mine since you shared that in your previous newsletter. I will be praying for those home Bible studies that have recently started there also. That is wonderful!
    Your comment about Chinese Christians maturing more rapidly due to freedom limitations is right on. May we as believers in America have a zeal to grow in our faith. Pray for us Bro. & Sis. Chhim.
    I will be in prayer also for your Friday night B.B. with the boys in your community; that is a tremendous way to reach young people.
    Keep us posted on the registration approval.
    God bless you & your family,

  14. chanthachhim

    Carol. Blessings to you. Thank you for taking a moment to write on our page. We are grateful for prayers and support from so many around the world. That is wonderful news about Pastor Chappell’s high school student exchange program.

  15. chanthachhim

    Robert and Stephanie. Blessings to you. Sure miss you and hope to have the joy of seeing you again sooon. Thank you for taking a moment to write on our page. We are grateful for prayers and support from so many around the world.

  16. chanthachhim

    Bro. Tippett. Blessings to you, your family, and the faithful missions minided ministry of Beacon Baptist. Thank you for taking a moment to write on our page. We are grateful for prayers and support from so many around the world. Thank you for being a prayer warrior and a champion for world missions. Thank you for your faithful testimony in the Lord.

  17. chanthachhim

    Bridgett. Blessings to you. Thank you for taking a moment to write on our page. We are grateful for prayers and support from so many around the world.

  18. chanthachhim

    Sheila. Blessings to you. Thank you for taking a moment to write on our page. We are grateful for prayers and support from so many around the world. May the Lord continue to care and provide for you. You have been such a gracious woman of faith. May our Lord affirm you in His love. You are a shining light for the glory of God. Thank you for teaching others through your life how to handle trials with joy.

  19. chanthachhim

    Xiomara Blessings to you. Thank you for taking a moment to write on our page. We are grateful for prayers and support from so many around the world. You are always so good to send quick replies to encourage us in the Lord. For that, we are grateful. Merry Christmas!

  20. chanthachhim

    Thank you for standing with us. Thank you for loving us. Thank you for being so supportive of our call to serve our Lord in Asia. We love you, your family and are grateful to have Gospel Light as our sending/partner church in America.

  21. chanthachhim

    We look forward to the day that we can fellowship with you back in Arkansas. Thank you for faithfully serving our Lord and helping us through care for financial matters. You serve the Lord with joy and we are so blessed because of it.

  22. chanthachhim

    WE love you. Thank you for befriending me as a young man training for ministry. You will always have a special place in my heart. Thank you for your prayers and words of encouragement. Merry Christmas!

  23. chanthachhim

    Thank you for your prayers. Thank you for your friendship. Thank you for visiting our ministry. Thank you for loving us and being so supportive and so encouraging. Thank you for loving the Lord and expressing that through your gracious giving toward His people and His servants all around the world. Heaven can only tell the impact that you have made for the Kingdom because of your love towards Him by loving “the least of these.” Love you Uncle Pat and Aunty Maria.

  24. Jodi Pass

    I’m praying for your family especially today. God bless you! May you all have a wonderful Christmas!

  25. Jewl

    Hi Chhim Family! I just want to let you know I just prayed for you all right now and will continue to do so. God has done great things through your family there and I’m convinced He’s not done yet! The same God who brought you there is the same God who can keep you there! Keep on confidently waiting on Him. Lamentations 3:25.

  26. chanthachhim

    Jewl,
    Thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers. Our confidence is in the Lord! We continue to trust Him. Thank you for taking time to encourage us in the Lord. Merry Christmas!

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